Workforce

strong workforce

A skilled and motivated workforce.

Jackson County is the most industrialized county in Mississippi and is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding. Numerous Jackson County employers—including Chevron, Rolls-Royce, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Unmanned Systems Center and countless others—build their success with the help of a remarkable pool of employees who deliver top quality in often-complex positions.

Jackson County has the highest percentage per capita of manufacturing workers in the State of Mississippi; 22% of employed residents in Jackson County – 13,662 people – are employed by the manufacturing sector. With an eligible workforce of 62,213 people, Jackson County offers a wide base of skills for any potential employer.

Mississippi is a right-to-work state and does not require its companies to negotiate wages and benefits through unions. On an hourly basis, wages are 75% of the national average earnings.

Businesses with operations in Jackson County, Mississippi can count on motivated employees who are committed to their work and proud of their community’s reputation for excellence.

Ingalls wins NSC contract

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $497 million fixed-price, incentive-fee contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build

Navy orders more MQ-8Cs

Northrop Grumman is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the U. S. Navy, giving maritime commanders persistent, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). It brings to

Senators praise Northrop over contract

MOSS POINT, Miss. – Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker praised Northrop Grumman and the city for two separate contracts to build additional

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